Chocolate & cocoa

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15 July 2019
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Author: La Tribune Afrique (Maroc)

"Cacao : la Côte d'Ivoire et le Ghana fixent un prix plancher de vente", 13 juillet 2019...

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10 July 2019

US federal appeals court rules lawsuits against chocolate makers for alleged forced labour & child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire can proceed

Author: Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

"Suit alleging US chocolate makers collaborated in slave labor proceeds", 7 Jul 2019...

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27 June 2019

Report looks at options for regulating cocoa supply chains in the EU

Author: Fern, Tropenbos International & Fair Trade

"Towards sustainable cocoa supply chains: Regulatory options for the EU", 12 June 2019...

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21 June 2019
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Author: Andreas Becker, Deutsche Welle

"'Opec für Kakao' - Erzeuger wollen Mindestpreis", 19. Juni 2019...

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19 June 2019

Business model of agricultural traders in Switzerland raises human rights concerns, according to NGO report urging tougher rules

In June 2019, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report titled "Agricultural Commodity Traders in Switzerland: Benefitting from Misery?" looking at Switzerland’s role as a global hub of agricultural commodities. According to the report, the...

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18 June 2019

Cocoa industry accepts minimum price set by Ghana & Côte d'Ivoire

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18 June 2019

Ghana, Ivory Coast cocoa floor price seen as small step toward ending child labour

Author: Nellie Peyton, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Ghana, Ivory Coast cocoa floor price seen as small step toward ending child labour", 14 June 2019...

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18 June 2019

The Cocoa industry accepts the minimum price for a tonne of cocoa as demanded by Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana

Author: Africa News

"Cocoa industry stakeholders accept price dictated by Ghana, Ivory Coast", 13 June 2019 ...

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17 June 2019

Ghana: Research says increase in cocoa prices could help end child labour

Author: CGTN Africa, (Africa)

‘Study suggests higher cocoa prices could end child labor in Ghana’ 6 June 2019...

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13 June 2019

Switzerland: Debate intensifies around Initiative for responsible business conduct launched by NGO coalition

In April 2015, a coalition of Swiss civil society organizations launched a public initiative to hold Swiss companies to account for human rights abuses committed abroad. The initiative seeks mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for all Sw...

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